The last imperial city of Vietnam 

Hue is Vietnam’s imperial capital and was the seat of the Nguyen dynasty. It’s located in central Vietnam and made a nice stopover for us on our way south. We arrived by another lovely sleeper bus that took four hours to make the journey from Phong Nha to Hue even with the stops to deliver…

Phong Nha Ke Bang (we didn’t make up the name)

Next stop on our agenda was Phong Nha Ke Bang national park and our base for a few days Son Trach village. Having been on a sleeper bus for 6 hours during the day when we visited Sapa we decided against it. Supposedly the buses are cheaper, but we were quoted $22 per person which…

Our first honeymoon cruise

A must-see for us and a big point on our (as well as every other tourist’s) list was the famous Ha Long bay. We both wanted to spend at least one night on a boat among the islands to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Since we are somewhat allergic to big tourist masses we decided…

Discovering the rice paddies and hill tribes

Originally we wanted to go straight from Hanoi to Halong bay, but the weather was grey and rainy and we definitely wanted nice weather on the boat. All we had to do for this is wait three days. After talking to people in the hostel we decided to head up north to Sapa. Getting there…

Hanoi (didn’t find any bicycle clubs)

Our arrival into Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport was smooth but a little late. Instead of arriving at 1am we got to our hotel at 5am. It hardly seemed worth it to sleep, but knowing that we needed to be awake for the rest of the day, we made the most of a comfy bed and…